Roger Willman, 65


Roger Willman, 65, of Panama, died at 11:06 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at his residence.

After cremation, a private family burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Panama. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Panama is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willman was born Aug. 30, 1955 in Hillsboro, the son of Burl and Audrey (Keith) Willman.  He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School with the class of 1973, and married Cindy Degani on Nov. 26, 1977, at the Panama Methodist Church. 

One month after their wedding, he joined the United States Air Force to proudly serve his country, and his new wife accompanied him to the base.  Upon his honorable discharge, he was employed by the Laborer’s Local 338 in Wood River for over 30 years until his retirement. 

He was adventurous, and enjoyed fishing for largemouth bass.  He enjoyed his fishing trips to Canada with his brother, and most of all, he enjoyed his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Willman of Panama; children, Jason (wife Angie) Willman, Nathan Willman, and Macy Willman, all of Panama; grandchildren, Alivia Willman, Owen Willman, and Tucker Banal; siblings, Shelby Motycka of Panama, Bill Willman of Pawnee, Carol (husband Paul) Barricklow of Hillsboro, and Ken (wife Julie) Willman of Panama; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jerry Motycka.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ronald McDonald House, 610 N. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62702.

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